Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday at Honda Indy Toronto 2017

With two IndyCar practices completed Friday, Simon Pagenaud leads the field with a top speed of 106.702 mph coming into day two of the weekend speedfest in Exhibition Place. He won't be able to take it easy as Saturday's schedule will include one more practice in the morning and qualifying and the Firestone Fast 6 starting at 2:15pm.
After the third IndyCar practice, speeds have crept up into the 107 mph range and now Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Josef Newgarden have posted the top speeds in the combined results. It's interesting to note that the IndyCar drivers have already completed 1,287 total laps in the practice sessions alone. In the qualifying session Simon Pagenaud won the pole position and leads the Firestone Fast Six which includes Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe.
Looking towards the Prince's Gates
The Toronto Argonauts cheerleaders will be the race Grid Girls

Today's races include the Mx5, USF2000, Indy Lights, GT3 and the Saturday feature race; NASCAR Pinty's Series Grand Prix of Toronto.
NASCAR vehicles go through technical inspection in the paddock

NASCAR drivers qualified Friday with Andrew Ranger in the pole position followed by Alex Tagliani, Kevin Lacroix and American Adam Andretti. Twenty stockcar drivers will get ready for their race in the midfield paddock and garage area at approximately 3:00pm then head out on the track for their race which is scheduled from 3:45 to 5:05pm.

Andrew in the 27 car heads toward the tire barrier

There were 20 drivers qualifying for the Grand Prix of Toronto. Pole position went to Andrew Ranger while Alex Tagliani and Kevin Lacroix rounded out the top three drivers for the starting lineup of the race.
(left to right) L.P. Dumoulin, Kevin Lacroix and Adam Andretti
Champagne spray ceremony

The race was just under one hour and had three cautions. The first one was in the second lap when Car 2 contacted the wall, later Andrew Ranger and Alex Tagliani got into a bit of a dust up and Andrew's car crashed into the tire barrier in turn four. After it was all over Kevin Lacroix took the checkered flag, followed by L.P. Dumoulin and Adam Andretti. The race was 57 minutes long and the top speed was 64.601 mph.
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